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Old 13-11-2011, 19:06   #16
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Re: No lock nut

Originally Posted by Dune View Post
Discovered that there was no lock nut on the Norseman eye at the base of the furler. It is a wonder it didn't just spin out of the furler. Can't seem to find anyone locally that has one this size 7/8". It is not a regular thread (fine or course). Fine thread nut almost fits but binds about half way on. Tried Coast Marine and Svendsens to no avail. Anyone have a suggestion?


1) Fastenal ( is a wonderful place for really weird fasteners. They aren't marine, but I get a lot of good stuff there. They may have that lock nut.

2) I'm about to service my Seafurl Mk 2 for the first time since I bought the boat 2 years ago. The rig is coming down, so I'll have all winter to look. What info did you get on parts and manuals?



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Old 22-11-2011, 23:06   #17
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Re: Hood Furling System

Some of the Hood furlers are not designed to take the load of a reefed sail. You'd have to check with Pompanette, but I know they used to sell a conversion kit to where you'd have a regular drum furler unit that is suitable for the loads of a reefed sail.

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